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#45 Two-Speed Self-Tailing Winch, Black Aluminum


Model # 11857703 | Mfg # 49545055
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Lewmar has been evolving and improving winch technology for almost half a century. Since the 1960s Lewmar has developed winch solutions for the world’s leading boatbuilders, custom yards and racing teams. Now Lewmar has upgraded their Ocean Winch; the most popular winch ever made, and improved it further. The new EVO winch is a development containing years of knowledge and understanding of what sailors and boatbuilders want. Cruising sailors want a proven quality winch that can be serviced by the boat owner without any tools. They wanted to be able to put the winch together themselves, and they also wanted a reliable and predictable grip.Racing sailors liked the alloy, needle-peened finish of Lewmar’s winches. Their only request was that they’d like it in black, so now EVO Winches are available in black, gray and chrome bronze finishes. No compromises have been made in terms of quality or integrity of design. You won’t find much plastic here, with high-quality alloys and metal. EVOlutionary features include:

Simple servicing: No tools are required to service an EVO winch. simply unscrew the top cap with your fingers to remove the drum and provide access to the proven gear train. If you try to put a Lewmar EVO winch together wrong, it will become very clear that you’ve got it wrong; it is impossible to service the winch and put it back together incorrectly.

Seven year warranty: With an aggressive in-house testing program, Lewmar is so confident about the quality of their new EVO winches that they are backing them up with a new comprehensive seven year warranty.

  • Gear Ratio 1st: 2.4:1
    • Gear Ratio 2nd: 7.6:1
    • Power Ratio 1st: 13.9:1
    • Power Ratio 2nd: 44.8:1
    • Drum Diameter: 3-7/16"
    • Base Diameter: 6-5/8"
    • Height: 7"
    • Wt. (lb.): 15.8
    • Line Dia.: 5/16"-9/16"
    • Line Entry: 3-5/16"

#45 Two-Speed Self-Tailing Winch, Black Aluminum

Activation Method Manual
Diameter 6 5/8"
Drum Material Anodized Aluminum
Gear Ratios 2.4:1 in First Gear
7.6:1 in Second Gear
Height 7"
Power Ratio 13.9:1 in First Gear
44.8:1 in Second Gear
Tailing Self Tailing
Type Two Speed

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